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Posted December 28, 2010
Very glad I bought this novel. It's technically an international political thriller, but don't think the fate of the world hangs in the balance; rather, the fate of characters' well-written inner and outer worlds are at stake, which was why I felt more vested as a reader. We understand the characters more deeply than the standard thriller through their perceptions, cultural interactions, and decisions that evolve with a lot of action. The historic back story-including Robert Louis Stevenson's real-world involvement and the questionable legality of the treaty dividing Samoa-was not compelling but it was interesting.